Archive for Remeron (mirtazapine)

Woman hanged herself at home while struggling to cope with the menopause — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in menopause given mirtazapine, depression worsens, she becomes anxious, suicidal, erratic, has physical side effects, dies by suicide. Menopause blamed.
Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse — (The Spectator)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering anxiety, dark thoughts given high doses of 3 antidepressants, terrible side effects, improves with exercise, attributes benefit to meds. Odd.
Urgent review launched into prescription pills after figures show one in 11 people take drugs they can become addicted to — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Effexor , does not work, GP adds Remeron, she sleeps all the time, tried to quits, has terrible withdrawal. Gov't is lobbied to stop the trend.
This Queen’s student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here’s how he came back to life — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Student prescribed ADHD meds (stimulants) and Remeron by psychiatrist attempts suicide, is miraculously revived. Nobody suspects potential role of meds.
Testimony focuses on drug use in Buendia attempted murder trial — (Bay News 9)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 13 drugs charged with attempted murder
How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn’t need — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Film-maker given Lexapro suffers akathisia. This is treated with Zoloft, Prozac and risperidone, she becomes a zombie until she quits the drugs.
8 Women Share What Happened When Antidepressants Killed Their Sex Drive — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Physician urges women to stay on SSRIs despite killing their sex drive. Invokes myth that takers are happier, ignores the many serious SSRI negative effects.
Dead baby was found with cocaine, opiates, and anti-depressants in her stomach, report finds — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Baby dies with small amounts of cocaine, tramadol, mirtazapine in her stomach. Coroner concludes cause of death “unascertained.
A320 Crash: The Co-Pilot Wanted the World To Know His Name — (Le Figaro)
SSRI Ed note: Germanwings pilot on citalopram, mirtazapine and zoplclone locks captain out of cockpit, crashes Airbus A320, killing 150.
Man found with ‘killing kit’ after murdering ex-partner in jealous rage jailed for 22 years — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Remeron and possibly Effexor collects a killing kit and murders his wife, who is planning to leave him. Gets prison for min 22 yrs.
Robin Williams — Suicide Triggered by Depression, Parkinson's, Paranoia — (TMZ.com)
SSRI Ed note: Comedian took Remeron and other meds, hanged himself
Connor Verkerke playground slaying: 9-year-old victim was attacked after falling off slide, records show — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 12 on Remeron (Mirtazepine) and sedative stabs, kills 9-yr-old at playground. No provocation, no motive.
Norfolk woman hit by train struggled to cope with anti-depressant drugs — (EDP24)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac, almost dies by suicide, a week later goes through with it.
Eton woman died after taking lethal combination of alcohol & drugs — (Ascot Windsor and Eton Express)
Medics criticised by inquest expert over Bridgnorth man's death — (Shropshire Star)
Scots identical twin steps in to raise her niece following her sister's tragic death — (Daily Record)
Depressed Boldon social club landlady took her own life — (Chronicle Live)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman takes Remeron, attempts suicide, later succeeds.
Anti-depressants Can Cause Sudden Death — (Health Impact News Daily)
Medication concerns raised day before woman’s death — (Yellow Advertiser)
Troubled cook struggled with drink problem — (The Sentinel)
New DoD Report Details Nightmare Leading to Gitmo Detainee’s Death — (The Dissenter)
Child rape accused hanged himself — (Lancashire Evening Post)
Man Who Killed Dwarf Friend By Putting 27 Anti-Depressant Tablets Into His Pint As A Joke Is Jailed For Five Years — (Daily Mail)
Woman went to help at crash scene – and found victim was her husband — (The Bristol Post)
Left Hanging: Suicide in Bridgend — (davidhealy.org)
SSRI Ed note: David Healy makes the case that the higher-than-expected rate of hanging suicides in Bridgend are due to antidepressant-induced suicide.
What happened to Barbie? — (The Daily News)
Tony Scott had antidepressant in system but no cancer — (The Guardian)
Jailhouse Calls of Trayvon Shooter George Zimmerman Released — (The Daily Beast)
Out of my mind. Driven to drink — (DavidHealy.org)
Inquest: Man from Peterborough dies after overdose — (Peterborough Telegraph)
Tommy Thompson killer Shaun Skelhorn was in hospital with ‘violent thoughts’ month before crime — (Liverpool Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Directionless man happy to use citalopram, quetiapine as well as cocaine, goes on and off drugs, has violent thoughts, finally stabs and kills a man. Gets life.
A Fatal Case of Simultaneous Ingestion of Mirtazapine, Escitalopram, and Valproic Acid — (Journal of Analytical Toxicology)
SSRI Ed note: Journal article about a woman whose psychiatrist prescribed mirtazapine, escitalopram and valproic acid together. She died by suicide.
Prozac 'increases risk of death in over-65s': Regular users have greater chance of developing serious health problems — (Daily Mail)
Antidepressant Risk for Seniors Varies by Class — (MedPage)
Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in older people — (BMJ) / Murder-suicides in Elderly Rise — (WebMD)
SSRI Ed note: Study finds risk rises significantly with use of antidepressants, higher with SSRIs than tricyclics. Murder-suicides in elderly up as rate of A/D use rises.
Inquest told Flintshire woman left suicide note in a drawer — (The Wrexham Flintshire Leader)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants for 11 years, remains depressed, hangs herself while on high dose of Remeron / Mirtazapine.
Horror comes home: Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder — (Canadian Family Physician)
Those grieving after a suicide forever wonder what they could have done to save a life—(ledger-enquirer.com)
Tragedy of ‘low suicide risk’ — (North Wales Daily Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man regrets starting Remeron, tries to get off it, feels depressed, unexpectedly takes his like with a gun.
 Jagged little pills — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Woman discovers antidepressants do not make people happier, oftem make takers feel worse, have unpleasant side effects. After trying 5, thinks they are evil.
Andrea Yates case: Yates found not guilty by reason of insanity — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Dedicated mom of 5, former nurse, drugged into delusions with Haldol, Effexor, Wellbutrin, drowns 5 kids, found insane. Blame put to not enough Haldol.
Soldier arrested in Carson spc. slaying — (The Associated Press)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier reports bad reaction to Remeron, rold to "get his head out of his ass", loses control, woman killed, he is held responsible.
Dead man was reported missing — (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on mirtazapine (Remeron) commits suicide.
Widow of bridge suicide victim urges MD body to do more — (The Chronicle Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Remeron talks of suicide, dose is upped to maximum, he jumps off bridge. Registrar of Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons displays ignorance.
Man Feels ‘Weird’ on Antidepressant — (Lex18.com)
SSRI Ed note: Happy family man takes Mirtazapine (Remeron), feels weird, kills himself for no reason with no warning.
Mother and son killed by ‘psychotic’ — (BBC NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Antidepressant & booze cause delirium in man, 25. He brutally attacks, kills 2 people, injures 3rd, locked up 8 years. Public appalled when he is released.
Singer Elliott Smith Stabs Self Twice — (Philadelphia Weekly)
SSRI Ed note: Singer who believes in antidepressants takes Paxil and Remeron, uses illegal drugs, stabs himself to death.
Teenager stabbed 15 times: murder trial hears — (Hastings and St. Leonards Observer)
Prozac and Suicide, an Interview with Dr. David Healy — (CounterPunch)
Virginia v. John Lowe, No.11-447 & 00-449 — (The Health Wyze Report)